A highly motivated individual with doctoral training in molecular biology, genomics or signal transduction mechanisms is being sought for a two year postdoctoral position at the University of Pittsburgh, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine. The ultimate goal of the laboratory is to develop techniques and materials that promote the regeneration and constructive remodeling of mammalian tissues and organs. There is a strong emphasis on extracellular matrix and its constitutive molecules as an inductive scaffold that modulates cell and molecular processes in tissue development and tissue response to injury. Studies in the laboratory include investigation of cell signaling mechanisms and cell:matrix interactions that direct cell migration, proliferation and immunomodulation. Individuals with a strong background in gene expression, miRNA, exosome isolation/purification and high throughput data analysis are encouraged to apply. Experience in mammalian cell culture, transfection, luciferase assays, RNA isolation, protein purification, qPCR, RNA sequencing, western blotting, and investigation of signaling pathways is desirable.
The laboratory is part of the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, which provides abundant opportunities for interaction with world experts in stem cell biology, biomechanics, immunology, biomaterials, and clinical medicine. The post-doctoral fellow will use techniques in, molecular biology, biochemistry, and cell biology to evaluate the mechanisms that promote the restoration of structurally and functionally normal tissues and organs. Strong writing skills are absolutely essential, as well as a track record of first authorship for peer reviewed publications. Candidates should hold a doctoral degree in an appropriate field. The candidate must be able to conduct independent research while collaborating with others in a large interdisciplinary laboratory. The initial appointment will be for one year with the intention of extending this position for an additional one or two years. Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, C.V., and list of references to:
Stephen Badylak, DVM, PhD, MD
McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
450 Technology Drive, Suite 300
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Assistant: Emily Stayshich.
Postdoctoral Position Available for participation in a funded project to design a stem cell delivery system for treating eye injury. The position involves isolation, characterization and cryopreservation of adult stem cells, development of biological assays to assess stem cell immunomodulation potential in vitro and in vivo, as well as design and testing of a polymeric carrier to deliver stem cells to the ocular surface.
The candidate ideally should have skills in cell culture, mouse procedures, and biomaterials. Open immediately. Contact James Funderburgh at email@example.com.
A post-doctoral position is immediately available in the Adipose Stem
Cell Center at the University of Pittsburgh. Projects in soft tissue reconstruction using adipose-derived stem cells, biomaterials and drug
delivery are the focus of the laboratory’s research. The successful candidate should have experience in cell culture, molecular assays such as PCR, small or large animal studies, immunohistochemistry, and image analysis. Additional consideration will be given to applicants with experience in biomaterials-based drug delivery systems. The Adipose Stem Cell Center offers an interdisciplinary environment with a foundation in basic science and engineering, as well as dedication to clinical translation. A Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering or a related field is required. Please submit CV and the names of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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